About Us


A Dallas-Fort Worth based real estate development company founded in 1967 by Richard C. Strauss.

Over the course of 50 years, Republic Property Group has developed real estate projects with a value in excess of $7 billion across eight states. RPG has a proven track record in all facets of the development process, from site selection and financial analysis to planning, development and management.

The company has been responsible for notable Texas developments including Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney, Lake Forest in Dallas, Lantana, north of Flower Mound, Phillips Creek Ranch in Frisco, and Light Farms in Celina. Co-CEOs Tony Ruggeri and Jake Wagner, who have run daily operations for the company since 2014, lead a strong management team daily. RPG’s company makeup, a blend of youth and experience, provides the firm the perfect base to manage existing and create future exceptional projects.

By taking a hands-on approach from the top down, the firm has continuously created one-of-a-kind projects that enhance the lives of those who choose to call them home while setting a higher standard for surrounding communities as well. RPG’s current communities, Light Farms, Phillips Creek Ranch, WALSH and The Villas at Legacy West are among the top communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with Light Farms and Phillips Creek Ranch being named among the Top 25 Master-Planned Communities in the Nation for both 2014 and 2015 according to both the RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting annual reports.


Since 1967, we have been committed to supporting education throughout the DFW Metroplex, as well as nationally.

RPG and its principles have had a long history with philanthropy in education, donating funds to national organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities, The Lab School of Washington, UT Southwestern, various education programs at non-profits, as well as local organizations such as the Dallas Independent School District and the Denton Independent School District.

As a continuation of that commitment, RPG recently donated $2M and 11 acres to Prosper Independent School District to build on-site & now open Light Farms Elementary, and to help support the furthering of the education of students.

Since 2000, RPG has donated over $9.4 Million to educational causes.